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CO2 Science – Climate Change Advocates do Not want made public.

The Carbon Tax….


It’s just three minutes of Primary School CO2 Science that the Government doesn’t want made public.

This  three-minute video puts carbon dioxide into perspective.

You really should watch this. WHY? Because when someone asks, you will then know the answer!

Yes, it’s principally aimed at Aussies but the science, not hype, is universal

This is particularly interesting and worth the watch. It is interesting in the facts that are told here if you question the Global Warming issue. Those who believe in Global Warming like politics you will never convince them any different and thats ok as only time will tell the story. LV

 

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Wasted Money – Hard Earned Tax Money Disappears

 

 

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This is a list of budget cuts I received by email. I personally thought it made very interesting reading. For some.

 

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It was headed as Paul Ryan’s proposed budget cuts and savings in the next ten years. This is inaccurate. I checked Snopes to find this is article is only partially true.

 

 

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The Spending Reduction Act of 2011 was sponsored by Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, not Paul Ryan.

Snopes summary.

‘ This itemized list of proposed budget cuts is real in the sense that it was encapsulated in a bill (H.R. 408) known as the Spending Reduction Act of 2011, a plan to reduce federal spending by $2.5 trillion through fiscal year 2021, and the specific amounts of savings to be gleaned by eliminating each item on the list come from a Republican Spending Committee report of January 2011. The Spending Reduction Act of 2011 was introduced to the House of Representatives in January 2011 and referred to committee, where it has remained ever since; it has not been passed or ever put to a vote.’

You can read more on this on the Snopes site

 

Now that I have got that out of the way, the thing that caught my eye was the list that was proposed for cutting the budget. 

Number 12 on the list was one. I mean they keeping shoving climate change down our throats and they are able to cut congressional printing and binding by 47 million. Hell that’s a lot of trees. Whats the matter with using technology to send information and save all that paper. Can they not read from an iPad?

Just look at this list and see what some of your hard-earned Tax money is going towards. It’s a laugh (sarcastic of course). No it’s not funny and we should keeping an eye on who ever proposes these ridiculous and stupid costs to the Tax Payer (you).

The List that is accurate.

* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy — $445 million annual savings.
* Save America’s Treasures Program — $25 million annual savings.
* International Fund for Ireland — $17 million annual savings.
* Legal Services Corporation —  $420 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Arts — $167.5 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Humanities — $167.5 million annual savings.
* Hope VI Program — $250 million annual savings.
* Amtrak Subsidies — $1.565 billion annual savings.
* Eliminate duplicative education programs — H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
* U.S. Trade Development Agency — $55 million annual savings.
* Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy — $20 million annual savings.
* Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding — $47 million annual savings.
* John C. Stennis Center Subsidy — $430,000 annual savings.
* Community Development Fund — $4.5 billion annual savings.
* Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid — $24 million annual savings.
* Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half — $7.5 billion annual savings
* Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% — $600 million annual savings.
* Essential Air Service — $150 million annual savings.
* Technology Innovation Program — $70 million annual savings.
* Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program —  $125 million annual savings.
* Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization — $530 million annual savings.
* Beach Replenishment — $95 million annual savings.
* New Starts Transit — $2 billion annual savings.
* Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts — $9 million annual savings
* Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants — $2.5 billion annual savings.
* Title X Family Planning — $318 million annual savings.
* Appalachian Regional Commission — $76 million annual savings.
* Economic Development Administration — $293 million annual savings.
* Programs under the National and Community Services Act — $1.15 billion annual savings.
* Applied Research at Department of Energy — $1.27 billion annual savings.
* Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership — $200 million annual savings.
* Energy Star Program — $52 million annual savings.
* Economic Assistance to Egypt — $250 million annually.
* U.S. Agency for International Development — $1.39 billion annual savings.
* General Assistance to District of Columbia — $210 million annual savings.
* Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority — $150 million annual savings.
* Presidential Campaign Fund — $775 million savings over ten years.
* No funding for federal office space acquisition — $864 million annual savings.
* End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
* Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act — More than $1 billion annually.
* IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget — $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
* Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees — $1 billion total savings.
* Prohibit taxpayer-funded union activities by federal employees — $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
* Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of — $15 billion total savings.
* Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. Untold savings could result from this.
* Eliminate Mohair Subsidies — $1 million annual savings.
* Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — $12.5 million annual savings
* Eliminate Market Access Program — $200 million annual savings.
* USDA Sugar Program — $14 million annual savings.
* Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) — $93 millionannual savings.
* Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program — $56.2 million annual savings.
* Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs — $900 million savings.
* Ready to Learn TV Program — $27 million savings.
* HUD Ph.D. Program.
* Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.

* TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

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Saving Tip For Today – 09/30/2013

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Save on Sales TaxSee if your state has sales tax holidays. Check the federation of tax administrators website, taxadmin.org and search “tax holidays”

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Saving Tip For Today

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Education BenefitsGet your employer to help foot the bill for your education. You may receive up to $5,250.00 in tax free education benefits from your employer each year. This is for USA only

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Saving Tip for Today – 07/23/2013

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Family TiesHaving adult children or grandchildren living with you may mean special tax breaks for you. Ask your tax preparer about claiming dependents for any family members you support – even if they are not your offspring.

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Fiscal Cliff in two short lessons

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This was sent to me today. I thought it was excellent because I was getting rather confused. This makes it easy for my uncomplicated brain. I think I am worried.

Fiscal Cliff put into much better perspective

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Some Very Interesting Facts about Russia’s Tax Laws!

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I think Politicians here in USA at the moment should learn from this example. Russia has become a very wealthy country, not by taxing the life and incentive out of their people.

Russia Income Taxes and Tax Laws 2012
Last update, May 2012.

• Russia has a uniform rate of tax on the income of individuals. As of 2012 tax in Russia is payable at the rate of 13% for an individual on most income. (non-residents 30%). Russian residents pay 9% on dividend income.

• Non-residents pay 15% on dividend income.

• Exemptions are granted to certain income earners.

• The standard rate of Russia corporate profit tax in 2012 is 20%.

• Companies pay 9% tax on dividend income. Under certain terms dividend income received by companies with holding of 50% or more is entitled to participation exemption.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that has set zero tax rates for agricultural producers on profits.

Source, Makes interesting reading

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